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Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery

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Reviews: 98
Hads: 235
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.15% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: cdkrenz on 08-17-2007

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Photo of Tone
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper/gold color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, slight hops, hint of yeast, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a nice dryness as well. Tastes of European yeast, pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hop, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, decent appearance, decent body, aroma, and blend. (499 characters)

Photo of nicholas2121
4.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Point Oktoberfest brewed by Stevens Point Brewery, with an ABV of 5.15% This brew pours out a nice light brown color with a nice white head. The smell is rich with sweetness and grains. This brew has the smell is like maple syrup. Now for the taste,it is bold at first with a smooth finish. You pick up on some malts and grains in the taste. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out 5. I would buy this brew again. (497 characters)

Photo of Caveworm
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this beer's head is one and a half fingers thick, lacing is very thin, and its got a clear medium-dark amber brown body.

Smells like earthy malts, not roasted or caramelized. Well, this oughta be...different.

I taste, yes, earthy malts with no roasted or caramelized notes. Its not offensive, but I dunno...I'm just not feeling it as a top rater for my previous Oktoberfest brew experiences. Its a very decent taste, I just wish I could appreciate it more.

The mouthfeel of Point Oktoberfest is clean and crisp. This has no lingering notes.

Overall, I'll rate Point Oktoberfest - Stevens Point Brewery with a 3.25. This brew is certainly not bad, but its probably the least great Märzen / Oktoberfest I've had thus far. I probably won't pick this brew up again. (858 characters)

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Bottle, poured into a pint glass at about 40 degrees F.

A: Pours a deep amber, like the color of clover honey. Formed a decent white head, and left little lacing on the glass.

S: The aroma was mostly toast, with hints of caramel. It smelled warm.

T: As promised by the nose, toast and a little biscuit, with some slight caramel and nut flavors at the finish.

M: Overall mouthfeel was smooth if a bit fizzy, until the watery finish.

O: A standard marzen. Nothing outstanding, but nothing bad either. I won't go out of my way to find more, but if a six pack happens to be on sale for $2.99 again at a local store like this one was, it's worth the price. (656 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Oktoberfest pours an amber color with a nice lacing head. There is a caramel aroma, with hints of a nice crisp malt notes. The taste is the same, crisp malt backbone, with some nice caramel notes. Pretty watery, nice carbonation. Overall it has some nice flavors, good caramel notes; like a watery Sam Adams Oktoberfest. (325 characters)

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This Oktoberfest pours a medium copper with a moderate white quickly dissipating head and
light foamy lacing. Nose of caramel, biscuit, and light hops. Taste follows the nose with
medium sweetness up front and moderate hops to the back to keep it lively. A nice session
marzen, not the best around, but far from the worst I have ever had. (342 characters)

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark honey-light caramel, small, short-lived but otherwise pearl white head.

S: Biscuit grain, roasted vegetal. Has general fruitiness fitting of an EIPA.

M: Firm and smooth. Low-mod carb. Mellow.

T: Roasted malt, Lemon honeysuckle. A little buttery. Some peppery spices. (278 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling right now on 2/16/14. From the back of the beer cooler from last autumn. bottled chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours burnt orange in color with no head to speak of. Very spotty lacing is seen also but is very light. The aroma is of sweet malt with a hint of caramel. The taste is about the same with the malt really coming through that ends in a sweet at first then slightly bitter finish. Not over done and perfect carbonation. (494 characters)

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -It is a dark orangish color, with a decent head.

Smell - It is a sweet malty smell.

Taste - It is a very malty beer, with a nice bread like flavor to it.

Mouthfeel - It is a good-bodied beer, with great carbonation.

Overall - It is a pretty decent Oktoberfest beer. (281 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light copper/ orange amber color with a one finger of fizzy white head. The head fades fast at first, but then slows at is gets smaller, eventually fading to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of lightly toasted malt and a good amount of caramel sweetness. These aromas are the bulk of the smell, but other lighter aromas of a grassy and toffee aroma are there as well, overall creating a sweet and lightly roasted aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with some bready flavors with some caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances the bready flavors gain a bit of roasted nature toward the middle and the end. Along with the change in the bready flavors, there are also changes in the sweet flavors as well. The caramel at the front is joined by some toffee flavors in the middle and a lighter fruit flavor at the end. With all these transitions, an herbal and grassy flavor comes to the tongue more toward the end of the taste, leaving a decently roasted but moderately sweet and grassy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly lighter side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are rather appropriate for the style and quite appropriate for the flavor profile of the beer.

Overall – A rather average Oktoberfest. A decent blend of malt, roast, sweet and hop creating a rather easy drinking brew overall. (1,548 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle

A- Pours a clear copper color with golden hues when held up to the light.

S- The aroma is toasted malt and some tart citrus in the nose as well.

T- The taste like the aroma is mostly toasted malt flavors with a very moderate touch of hops in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied and heavily carbonated.

O- Overall, this is a pretty average brew that I probably wouldn't purchase again. Not bad, but not something that stands out among Oktoberfest beers. (478 characters)

Photo of soju6
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark amber color with a fairly small head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, mild sweetness and bit of grain.

T: Taste of roasted malt, nice malt sweetness and bit of grain in the background. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly light body, smooth with a good balance.

O: Enjoyable beer, better than I expected. (360 characters)

Photo of RobbieAshmore
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased in a pick six at Collins Mid-Towne Liquor in Tulsa, Ok. while on a business trip.
A- Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Color was amber, carbonation was very evident.
B- The smell is great. Like bisquits.
C- Taste is good over-all, very crisp, very drinkable, with a slight hoppy finish.
M- A little more carbonation than I like . More like a Miller lite on steroids.
O- I'm mixed on this beer. As a Marzen, it is certainly not anywhere near the top. But as a drinkable beer, it is actually pretty good. Very tasty. If it had about 1/2 the carbonation it would be even better. I recomend trying it, but having said that. I probably won't be buying it again. But not because it was bad, I've just had much better Marzens. (742 characters)

Photo of Jparker37
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a perfect pint.

A - Dark golden but not quite amber in color. Perfect clarity. Small white head recedes to a small ring around the glass. No lacing.

S - Light base/biscuit malt. The most mild of all munich malts. Hint of fruity/lemony aroma.

T - Pleasant grassy hops enter as early as malt does here, a perfect dance of balance. Malt has a great backbone of toastiness that sits in back and gradually gives way to more and more noble hop flavor within. Finish leaves me with modest bitterness, which is assertive enough to dry and quench, drawing me in for another sip.

M - Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation, mild sweetness yet drying making this all the more drinkable.

O - The only unusual aspect of this beer for me was the citrusy aroma I experienced. A great oktoberfest otherwise all around. Plenty of character yet not a palate crusher, one to please you through the entirety of festival days.

Judgement - Try (958 characters)

Photo of Omnium
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice clear amber, one finger of fizzy white head, little lacing.
S - Some caramel malt, toasted grains, not mach else.
T - Sweet toasted caramel malt, some minor nutty character, roasted malts, a tad bit of earthy undertone. Pretty accurate for a octoberfest
M - A little sticky sweet, but not overdone.
O - Accurate portrayal of an octoberfest, not too sweet, decently balanced, good for the season. (436 characters)

Photo of RyanLaCount03
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a very good Oktoberfest beer in my opinion. The taste and the smell of this beer was very good. It gave me a sense of what an Oktoberfest beer should be. The appearance of the beer was a brownish color, which was also very pleasing to the eye as well. I will surely drink this beer again in the fall months. It was a good beer for that time of the year. (362 characters)

Photo of cyclonece09
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a translucent orange with a tiny white head that leaves little lacing. Smells of dark roast grain, some caramel, but nothing else much, and quite weak. Tastes of some caramel and some chocolate, dark malt dominate. Beer is light bodied and has good carbonation, finishes very crisp. Overall, a slightly above average beer. (382 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of sweet caramel malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some malty sweetness with flavors of caramel malts and notes of toasted malts. No bitterness is detectable, but they help the malty nature of this beer from becoming too sweet.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This would probably be a nice beer to drink outside during the Oktoberfest when it's a little chilly outside because it seems a little maltier and fuller bodied compared to other beers in the style. I liked the sweetness, especially since it wasn't overdone. (849 characters)

Photo of scaliasux
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Medium amber. Slight haze. Tall off white head. Somewhat persistent.

Smell - Medium roasted malts. Caramel and a little nuttiness spiciness.

Taste - Rich toasty flavor. Sweet and bready with only a hint of spiciness.

Mouthfeel - Medium. Crisp.

Overall - Solid Oktoberfest with a nice rich malty flavor and a crisp finish. It'd be easy to spend a cool fall afternoon drinking these. (398 characters)

Photo of denman
1.24/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If I wanted a miller light I would order one.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 9/11/12 Tasting Notes

Poured from 12 oz bottle into Cheers mug. Served chilled...

A) Lighter amber with a finger of soapy foam. This settled fairly rapidly to a wispy dusting. No lacing noted.

S) Nice sweet malty/toasty aroma, light caramel, and some hops, which provide some grass/flower petal to the nose.

T) Near the nose... Very nice flavored Marzen. Bready, toasted cereal, light caramel sweetness, and nice grassy/herbal/floral hops on the backend. Enjoyable...

M) Lighter medium body, and I found the carbonation to be fairly light as well. This was a super smooth Oktoberfest, with a superb finish, very clean. Taste+Mouthfeel on this create high drinkability.

O) I came away pretty impressed with this offering from Point. This O-Fest is right up there with a few of my favorites for this time of year. I would definitely go for this again. Glad to recommend... (881 characters)

Photo of wiscokid920
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz poured in pint glass

A- Amber in color, 2 finger white foaming head which quickly disappears to think ring around rim of glass.

S- Toasted grains and malts with sweet notes and subtle hops

T- Sweet malty and toasted grain flavor upfront and ends with subtle hop crispness
M- Decent carbonation, smooth and crisp.

O- Of the two Oktoberfests I had this evening, this is by far better than the other (O’so O-toberfest), but not the best I have ever had. A good beer to have on a crisp August day, but it’s not an offering that I would long for when out of season. (574 characters)

Photo of wingman14
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brownish orange with a small white head that fades fast. The smell is nice malty and toasted grain, subtle sweet and spice. Taste is a nice sweet rich malt, and sticks around, finishes with a subtle hop flavor that calms the malt and sweet. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich, and the flavors are deep, a nice crisp medium mouthfeel. Overall a great beer, has all the elements I was expecting with a better flavor. Worth checking out for the Oktoberfest fans. (465 characters)

Photo of scratch69
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Golden - amber color with a fingers worth of quickly disappearing head. Very light amount of spotty lace.

Smell- Grain, toast, and the faintest hint of hops.

Taste- Sweet malt at the start with notes of toast. Slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Just a tad dry.

Overall- Not bad, but I have had better. I wouldn't go out of my way to seek this out. (443 characters)

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Hofbraü maaskrug.
5.15% ABV, number on neck.

A - Crystal clear and light amber, the cool beer forms a chill haze on the maaskrug mug that's filled to the brim with off-white foam. Slowly crumbling away, the loose bubbles leave some spotty lace on the pint.

S - Plenty of carbonation brings the aroma forwards while the dense head traps it. This Oktoberfest has Munich and Vienna malt written all over it with it's toast and grainy maltiness. Hops are absent save for their balance.

T - Munich and Vienna malt provide a good toast and bready sweetness that lingers throughout the dry beer. Faint noble hops add just a pinch of herbal notes on the finish.

M - Clean, crisp, and dry, Point's Oktoberfest is a medium-light bodied session beer that finishes with a light bite of carbonation and almost demands to be drank in liters.

O - Perfectly accompanying the onset of fall with it's toasted malt flavors, Point's Oktoberfest is an easy drinking beer that would be comfortably in both the hands of a back yard relaxer, or loud, fun festival-goer. In both places, this beer is smooth and delicious with an understated complexity. (1,170 characters)

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Point Oktoberfest from Stevens Point Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.